[March 7, 1996] -- Newspaper reporter P.J. Harston has covered a series of UFO sightings in Canada's Northwest Territory. For the most part, the sightings have involved bright lights at a distance, and some investigators are convinced these can be explained as the planet Venus, which is unusually bright in the early evening sky at this time. However, in Harston's latest report, he says that on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, residents of the town of Trout Lake reported actually seeing a UFO up close.
Between 10:30 and 11:00 pm, many residents saw what they described as a "flying saucer" -- a bowl-shaped object with lights on the side. It was seen from approximately 1500 yards away, and one resident, Robert Wasp-Collin, managed to take some pictures with his 35mm camera. P.J. Harston said that if the pictures turn out, they will be run in the newspaper.
Trout Lake is located near the border of Northwest Territory and British Columbia. The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has claimed that there have been many UFO sightings in BC over the past year, but other researchers have been unable to confirm this.
Chris Rutkowski of UFOROM spoke with reporter Harston on March 5, and was told that Wasp-Collin and his friends had seen the object again the night of March 4.
Because of the remote location of Trout Lake, it may be two more weeks before Wasp-Collin gets the film returned from processing, and then another week before any prints reach Harston. Harston also noted that the only road to Trout Lake is almost impassable this time of year and that the only way in is by chartered aircraft.
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